JLTV Price Tag Drives New 'Three-Step' Tactical Vehicle Plan for the Army

By Jason Sherman, Dan Dupont / August 8, 2008 at 5:00 AM
A whopping new price tag for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle is driving the Army to pursue a new three-step "bridging" strategy for modernizing its light tactical vehicle fleet, charting a course that could lead to more near-term purchases of humvees with key improvements, according to Pentagon documents. The Army, according to documents and Defense Department sources, now estimates that each Joint Light Tactical Vehicle will cost $418,000 -- nearly 70 percent higher than a $250,000 target cost that would...

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